2020 MayDay Brigade Program


Program of the 15th May Day International Brigade

of Voluntary Work and Solidarity with Cuba

Dedicated to the 61st Anniversary

of the Triumph of the Revolution and 60th Anniversary of ICAP.

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Program of the 15th May Day International International Brigade

Date: April 27 to May 10, 2020.

Sunday, April 26 Arrival of delegations
5:00 p.m. Departure of the transport from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) to the International Camp “Julio Antonio Mella” (CIJAM), in Caimito.

Monday, April 27.

06:45 hrs. Wake-up

07:00 hrs. Breakfast

10:00 a.m. Wreath laying at Julio Antonio Mella Monument.

10:30 a.m. Official welcome activity. Audiovisual projection on the work of ICAP, in the year of its 60th anniversary.

11:30 a.m. Information meeting 12:00 hrs Lunch.

3:00 p.m.     Conference: Update on the Cuban economic model. Advances and perspectives.

5:30 p.m.     Meeting with heads of delegations. 7:00 p.m. Cuban night


Tuesday, April 28

05:45 hrs. Wake-up

06:15 hrs. Breakfast.

07:00 hrs. Departure to productive work. 12:00 hrs Lunch.

2:30 p.m. Conference: Background and current affairs of relations

U.S. and Cuba. Impact of the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the Cuban society, the implementation of the Helms – Burton Law and the activation of its Title III.

6:30 p.m. Dinner.

20:30 hrs Dance classes.

Screening of a Cuban film.


Wednesday, April 29.

05:45 hrs. Wake-up

06:15 hrs. Breakfast.

07:00 hrs. Departure to productive work. 12:00 hrs Lunch.

2:30 p.m. Conference: Citizen Participation and Human Rights in Cuba. 4:30 p.m. Meeting by Regions.

6:00 p.m. Dinner.

8:00 p.m. Cultural activity with local talent.



Thursday, April 30

05:45 hrs. Wake-up

06:15 hrs. Breakfast.

07:00 hrs. Departure to productive work. 12:00 hrs Lunch

2:30 p.m. Exchange with colleagues from the Che Guevara Study Center. (Presentation of books, magazines, etc.)

5:00 p.m. May Day Coordination meeting. 6:00 p.m. Dinner

Free time.


Friday, May 1st.

03:00 a.m. Breakfast

04: 00hrs. Departure for the Revolution Square. 07:00 a.m. Participation in the May Day Parade.

10.00 am      Snack in the House of Friendship. Free time in the city. Optional

5:00 p.m.     Return to CIJAM from the House of Friendship. 6:00 p.m.             Dinner.

Free night at CIJAM.


Saturday, May 2nd.

06:00 a.m. Breakfast

07:00 a.m. Departure for the Convention Center.

Participation in the International Solidarity Meeting. Lunch at the Convention Palace.

Free time in the city.

5:30 p.m.     Pickup at the Museum of the Revolution.

Transfer to the Friendship House.

7:00 p.m.     Dinner and cultural activity in the House of Friendship.


Sunday, May 3rd – Pinar del Rio Province

05:45 hrs. Wake-up

06:00 hrs. Breakfast

07:00 hrs Departure to Pinar del Río province.

10:30 hrs Official reception at the Monument to the fallen in the fight against bandits, Los Malagones. Community The Moncada in Viñales.

12:30 hrs Lunch in the Mural of Prehistory.

2:00 pm Tour in 2 subgroups by places of tourist interest:

Palenque de los Cimarrones (runaway slaves)

Indian Cave

At the end all together visit Los Jazmines Mirador. 18:00 hrs Accommodation at Pinar del Río Hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Free time at the Hotel


Monday, May 4th – Pinar del Rio Province

07:00 hrs Breakfast

08:00 hrs Voluntary work in 3 subgroups aimed at food production:

Pinar del Rio Biofactory.

Productive pole “Hermanos Barcón”

Canning Factory “La Conchita” 12:00 hrs Return to the hotel

12.30 hrs Lunch

3:00 pm Visits in 4 subgroups to health centers in the territory:

“Abel Santamaría Cuadrado” Hospital

Pepe Portilla Pediatric Hospital.

University of Medical Sciences “Dr. Ernesto Che Guevara ”

“Cruz Brothers” Grandparents House.

6.30 pm Dinner at the hotel.

20:30 pm Cederista Night dedicated to the 60th anniversary of ICAP. Exchange with the population in the neighborhood and representatives of their organizations (neighbourhoods “Raúl Sánchez” or “Cruz Brothers”)

11:00 p.m. Back to the hotel


Tuesday, May 5th. Pinar del Rio Province

07:00 hrs Breakfast

08:00 hrs Visit to cultural centers in 4 subgroups:

Model of the city of Pinar del Río

Provincial History Museum

Project “Love and Hope”

Museum of Natural Sciences. 12:00 hrs Return to the Hotel

12.30 hrs Lunch

14:30 hrs Tour of educational centers in 5 subgroups:

IPVCE “Federico Engels”

Special School “José Martí”

“Saiz Montes de Oca Brothers” University

Seminar “José Antonio Echevarría”

“11th Festival” Children´s Day-care center. 16: 30hrs Return to the Hotel. Free time.

7 pm Dinner at hotel Free night


Wednesday, May 6th. Return to CIJAM

07:00 hrs Delivery of the rooms. 07:30 hrs Breakfast.

09:00 hrs Tribute to the Heroic Guerrilla Fighter Ernesto Che Guevara in the Electronic Components Company.

Tour in 3 subgroups by:

Electronic Components Company.

Tobacco Factory “Francisco Donatien”

Guayabita del Pinar Factory

12:00 hrs Lunch. Rumayor restaurant. 2:00 pm Departure for CIJAM.

Free time in CIJAM.

6:30 p.m. Dinner. 8:00 p.m. Free time.


Thursday, May 7th

05:45 hrs. . Wake-up 06:15 hrs. Breakfast

07:00 hrs. Solidarity Panel with Cuba and in support of the just causes we defend.

11:30 a.m. Lunch.

2:00 p.m. Departure to Havana. 3:00 p.m. Visit in 3 subgroups to:

Museum of the Revolution

José Martí Memorial

National Museum of Fine Arts (Cuban art) Free time

6:00 pm Return to CIJAM 7:00 p.m. Dinner


Friday, May 8.

07:00 hrs. Breakfast

10:00 a.m. Solidarity meeting. (participation of founders and a representation of workers who´ve worked for several years at ICAP)

12:30 hrs. Lunch

Free Afternoon to organize the International Night 6:00 p.m. Dinner.

8:00 p.m. International Night


Saturday, May 9.

07:00 hrs. Breakfast


08:30 hrs. Departure for Old Havana. Free time.

Lunch on your own.

5:00 p.m. Return to CIJAM. 6:00 p.m. Dinner.


Sunday, May 10.

Return of delegations to their countries.